The shipping industry is the backbone of international trade, contributing to the globalisation and development of the world, but it's the shipping people who makes the world go around.
This is where you meet the maritime professionals, strong characters with an interesting background.
202 Niclas Dahl, Managing Director Oceanbird
Powered by wind
Meet Niclas Dahl, Managing Director of Oceanbird, the startup company aiming to re-introduce wind as power for vessels transporting goods. It sounds like going backwards, but it's taking advantage of all new tech available, contributing to a sustainable maritime industry.
Listen to our conversation, which sails through the challenges of starting a new setup in an old-fashioned industry, diversity, leadership and unexpected collaborations. You don't want to miss out on this one. So download, listen and tell your friends! Bonus: have a look at the video.
Thank you for listening #everyconversationmatters
201 Captain James Foong, Master Mariner
Life at sea.
In episode 201, Captain James Foong, Master Mariner from Malaysia, speaks about the life of a seafarer. We talk about the challenges, the marine family you belong to when onboard, the different cultures you meet and why being a Captain is being a Leader.
James is passionate about raising the profile of the maritime industry, and he does a good job. He is interested in the new media landscape and even landed a new white-collar job via LinkedIn, where he now has more than 28,000 followers. James is one of a kind. Please listen to our conversation and then give us a shoutout on social media.
Thank you for listening!
200 Lena Gothberg celebrates the 200th episode
Unbelievable! I am celebrating the 200th episode of the Shipping Podcast!!
If anyone had told me when I started in 2015 that I would go on, releasing one new episode every other Friday, I would not have believed it. And yet, here we are!
I have met so many people, generous with their time and knowledge! And when I think back, I have learned so much!
Thanks to my listeners, I still feel like there are things to know and people to listen to, so you can be sure that more episodes from me will be released.
199 Maria Theodosiou, Managing Director, GenPro
Procurement or purchase?
Maria Theodosiou, Managing Director, GenPro, is the interviewee in episode 199. She explains what a maritime procurement company brings to the maritime industry.
We speak about so many exciting topics, and Maria underlines the different moral compasses of the next generation. To lead them into the business, we must consider being open-minded, inclusive, brave, and approachable and creating a safe environment where it's possible to speak and ask about anything.
Maria leads by example and is passionate about bringing visibility and a spotlight to women in the maritime industry. Does that sound familiar?
Enjoy episode 199, and please let me know your views on what we are discussing. Thanks for listening.
198 Henrik Tunfors, Senior Advisor at the Swedish Transport Agency and Chair of the IMO MASS Working Groups8
MASS, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships. A Working Group at the International Maritime Organisation focused on international regulations of autonomous ships. The Chairman of this Working Group is Henrik Tunfors, Senior Advisor at the Swedish Transport Agency, and he is the interviewee in episode 198 of the Shipping Podcast!
What do you think? Will we see a code for safety and regulations of MASS in 2025? What are the obstacles?
So many questions in this episode, but also so many good answers.
197 Johan Woxenius, professor of Maritime Transport Management and Logistics at University of Gothenburg
It's difficult to see the consequences of the current crises
Finally, an in-person interview again! But, of course, there is a difference between having a screen in between my guest and me.
I went to the University of Gothenburg and met Johan Woxenius, a professor of Maritime Transport Management and Logistics and asked him about maritime transport in the logistical chains.
Johan thinks we have a few turbulent years ahead of us. So many crises at the same time that we are in the middle of Industry 4.0. The maritime industry is undergoing so many changes.
Thank you for listening! You can always reach out to me via social media or by dropping a line to email@example.com
Good podcast with a good mix of topics.
We want to hear Hans Hederström, head of CSMART training in Almere, NL. Also Ted Bågfeldt, Head of Kalmar Maritime Academy.
Christmas special with shipping women
This period we who follow the Shipping podcast get a christmas treat - shipping women - and a new episode every day! Thanks to Lena Gothberg we get to meet all these highly professional women, on various positions in the industry. It's so intersting to listen to the conversations, and I do hope that many others will follow in the footsteps of these ladies.
Shipping is about people
Shipping is a great transport mode which transport large volyme of gods over the oceans in an environmental effective way. We transport gods 24/7 in ice, sun, storm etc. How is all this possible? Due to the competent people in shipping. In the excellent series you will meet this people and by that learn more about shipping.